Tiger Woods and his cheated wife Elin Nordegren are planning to keep their divorce a secret. Sources say the pair is working to iron out custody and financial agreements before submitting the official paperwork.
The couple want to quickly and quietly file for divorce once everything is finalized—good luck with that—and may even do so in Sweden, since Elin wants to return there with the kids, TMZ reports.
The estranged couple are trying to strike agreements on child custody and division of assets. After they’ve come to agreement, they’ll quietly and quickly file divorce papers to end their marriage, according to TMZ.
While their marriage was wrecked by reports that Woods cheated on Nordegren with a parade of party girls, porn stars and even a neighbor, “the kids are close to both of them and neither Tiger nor Elin wants a battle.”
“She tried to put things back together,” said the source. “She went to therapy with Tiger. She gave it a shot moving forward.”
But there were so many women and so many betrayals – including the daughter of a neighbor – that every time Elin and Tiger took a step forward, they would then take two steps back, the source told RadarOnline.com.
“Elin started to build her own life and once she did she grew distant from him,” the source said.
Elin attended the Sony tennis tournament in South Florida without Tiger, she went to Arizona alone for nearly a week, she took the kids to Sweden and she took a trip to Palm Beach and spent the weekend on their yacht.
This has all been in recent weeks and it’s helped Elin realize she can be fine without her husband.
“Tiger’s return to golf made her unhappy. That’s when she grew cold toward him,” the source said, adding that Elin took it as a sign that Tiger wasn’t committed to changing.
Tiger has a team that is working on the division of assets. That team is based in New York. The key player in his team, TMZ reports, is West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction.
“One of the options is to actually file for divorce in Sweden — Elin wants to move there with the kids and Tiger would have to submit to the jurisdiction of the court,” a source said. “Wherever the divorce is filed, the plan is to keep the custody and property settlement agreements out of the court file.
“Tiger wants either custody or visitation, and assurance that he can go into court and enforce the agreement if Elin violates it. Tiger Tiger wants the option to go to either a Swedish or American court to enforce the custody agreement.”
Previous reports claimed Tiger and Elin will share joint custody of their children in a divorce.
“They have not been getting along as a married couple but there has been no conflict over the children,” a source told RadarOnline.
“They both want what’s best for the kids. This isn’t going to get ugly. They’ve both made sure of that.
“When they are both home, they pass the kids back and forth without any arguing. They’ve both done everything they can to make it as easy as possible on the children.
“The kids are close to both of them and neither Tiger nor Elin wants a battle. The marriage doesn’t look like it’s going to make it but at least there’s not going to be a custody battle.” [via NY Daily News and TMZ]